Setting Up Your Production Environment
This topic describes how to set up a production environment for hosting your Sisense implementation.
Sisense recommends installing Sisense in a staging environment, where you can check all of your ElastiCubes and dashboards, as well as test different configurations and customization options. When everything is working as expected, deploy Sisense in your production environment. To learn more about migrating your installation, see Migrating Sisense.
Providing Remote Access to the Sisense Web Environment
To maximize the Sisense experience, you will want to make your dashboards accessible to external users outside the organization’s network. This requires the following configurations:
- Open TCP port (default is 8081) to access the Sisense Web Application internally.
- Ensure that your Sisense machine has a public IP address or domain name associated with a public IP for external access.
- Open port 443 if you are using SSL. Sisense recommends using SSL for secure connections or a VPN solution. For more information about implementing SSL, see Setting Up SSL.
External users who were granted access can view dashboards by entering the machine’s IP and the port number, for example: xx.xxx.xx.xx:8081 or my.company.com:8081
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Providing Remote Access to Sisense
In some cases, you may want to provide external access to Sisense for designing and modeling your ElastiCubes. In such cases it is necessary to consult your Sisense Success Manager to make sure your licensing terms allow this option.
In addition, make sure that ports 811, 812 on your Sisense machine are open.
Note: To avoid exposing your data, do not open ports 811/812 without the proper security measures.
Sisense Email Server
Sisense provides you with an email server for sending reports and notifications to your users from Sisense, to be used in POC and testing environments. When you migrate your deployment to a production environment, you should configure your own custom email server, so you can manage your emails according to your company's policies.
For more information, see Setting Up a Custom Email Server.
Base URLs are the consistent part of a web address for a site or web application. In Sisense, the default address is localhost:8081. Sisense allows you to specify a Sisense hostname as a subfolder of a domain, for example, baseurl.sisense.com/reporting.
For more information, see Configuring Base URLs.